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Lever vs. Pull

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Levernoun

A crowbar.

Pullinterjection

(sports) Command used by a target shooter to request that the target be released/launched.

Levernoun

(mechanics) A rigid piece which is capable of turning about one point, or axis (the fulcrum), and in which are two or more other points where forces are applied; — used for transmitting and modifying force and motion.

Pullnoun

An act of pulling (applying force)

‘He gave the hair a sharp pull and it came out.’;

Levernoun

Specifically, a bar of metal, wood or other rigid substance, used to exert a pressure, or sustain a weight, at one point of its length, by receiving a force or power at a second, and turning at a third on a fixed point called a fulcrum. It is usually named as the first of the six mechanical powers, and is of three kinds, according as either the fulcrum F, the weight W, or the power P, respectively, is situated between the other two, as in the figures.

Pullnoun

An attractive force which causes motion towards the source

‘The spaceship came under the pull of the gas giant.’; ‘iron fillings drawn by the pull of a magnet’; ‘She took a pull on her cigarette.’;

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Levernoun

A small such piece to trigger or control a mechanical device (like a button).

Pullnoun

Any device meant to be pulled, as a lever, knob, handle, or rope

‘a zipper pull’;

Levernoun

(mechanics) A bar, as a capstan bar, applied to a rotatory piece to turn it.

Pullnoun

Something in one's favour in a comparison or a contest; an advantage; means of influencing.

‘In weights the favourite had the pull.’;

Levernoun

(mechanics) An arm on a rock shaft, to give motion to the shaft or to obtain motion from it.

Pullnoun

Appeal or attraction (as of a movie star)

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Levernoun

(rare) A levee.

Pullnoun

The situation where a client sends out a request for data from a server, as in server pull, pull technology

Leververb

(transitive) To move with a lever.

‘With great effort and a big crowbar I managed to lever the beam off the floor.’;

Pullnoun

A journey made by rowing

Leververb

To use, operate or move (something) like a lever (physically).

Pullnoun

(dated) A contest; a struggle.

‘a wrestling pull’;

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Leververb

To use (something) like a lever (in an abstract sense).

Pullnoun

Loss or violence suffered.

Leververb

To increase the share of debt in the capitalization of a business.

Pullnoun

(slang) The act of drinking.

‘to take a pull at a mug of beer’;

Leveradverb

(obsolete) Rather.

Pullnoun

(cricket) A kind of stroke by which a leg ball is sent to the off side, or an off ball to the side.

Leveradjective

More agreeable; more pleasing.

Pullnoun

(golf) A mishit shot which travels in a straight line and (for a right-handed player) left of the intended path.

Leveradverb

Rather.

‘For lever had I die than see his deadly face.’;

Pullverb

To apply a force to (an object) so that it comes toward the person or thing applying the force.

‘When I give the signal, pull the rope.’; ‘You're going to have to pull harder to get that cork out of the bottle.’;

Levernoun

A rigid piece which is capable of turning about one point, or axis (the fulcrum), and in which are two or more other points where forces are applied; - used for transmitting and modifying force and motion. Specif., a bar of metal, wood, or other rigid substance, used to exert a pressure, or sustain a weight, at one point of its length, by receiving a force or power at a second, and turning at a third on a fixed point called a fulcrum. It is usually named as the first of the six mechanical powers, and is of three kinds, according as either the fulcrum F, the weight W, or the power P, respectively, is situated between the other two, as in the figures.

Pullverb

To gather with the hand, or by drawing toward oneself; to pluck.

‘to pull fruit from a tree; to pull flax; to pull a finch’;

Levernoun

A bar, as a capstan bar, applied to a rotatory piece to turn it.

Pullverb

To attract or net; to pull in.

Levernoun

a rigid bar pivoted about a fulcrum

Pullverb

To draw apart; to tear; to rend.

Levernoun

a simple machine that gives a mechanical advantage when given a fulcrum

Pullverb

To persuade (someone) to have sex with one.

‘I pulled at the club last night.’; ‘He's pulled that bird over there.’;

Levernoun

a flat metal tumbler in a lever lock

Pullverb

(transitive) To remove (something), especially from public circulation or availability.

‘Each day, they pulled the old bread and set out fresh loaves.’;

Leververb

to move or force, especially in an effort to get something open;

‘The burglar jimmied the lock’; ‘Raccoons managed to pry the lid off the garbage pail’;

Pullverb

To do or perform.

‘He regularly pulls 12-hour days, sometimes 14.’; ‘You'll be sent home if you pull another stunt like that.’;

Levernoun

a rigid bar resting on a pivot, used to move a heavy or firmly fixed load with one end when pressure is applied to the other

‘a tyre lever’;

Pullverb

(transitive) To retrieve or generate for use.

‘I'll have to pull a part number for that.’;

Levernoun

a projecting arm or handle that is moved to operate a mechanism

‘a control lever’;

Pullverb

To toss a frisbee with the intention of launching the disc across the length of a field.

Levernoun

a means of pressurizing someone into doing something

‘rich countries use foreign aid as a lever to promote political pluralism’;

Pullverb

(intransitive) To row.

Leververb

lift or move with a lever

‘she levered the lid off the pot with a screwdriver’;

Pullverb

(transitive) To strain (a muscle, tendon, ligament, etc.).

Leververb

move (someone or something) with a concerted physical effort

‘she levered herself up against the pillows’;

Pullverb

To draw (a hostile non-player character) into combat, or toward or away from some location or target.

Leververb

use a lever

‘the men levered at the coffin with crowbars’;

Pullverb

To score a certain amount of points in a sport.

Leververb

pressurize (someone) to do something

‘another sticking point is the money that will be required to lever the unions into accepting a deal’;

Pullverb

(horse-racing) To hold back, and so prevent from winning.

‘The favourite was pulled.’;

Lever

A lever ( or US: ) is a simple machine consisting of a beam or rigid rod pivoted at a fixed hinge, or fulcrum. A lever is a rigid body capable of rotating on a point on itself.

Pullverb

To take or make (a proof or impression); so called because hand presses were worked by pulling a lever.

Pullverb

To strike the ball in a particular manner. (See noun sense.)

Pullverb

(UK) To draw beer from a pump, keg, or other source.

‘Let's stop at Finnigan's. The barman pulls a good pint.’;

Pullverb

To pull out from a yard or station; to leave.

Pullverb

To draw, or attempt to draw, toward one; to draw forcibly.

‘Ne'er pull your hat upon your brows.’; ‘He put forth his hand . . . and pulled her in.’;

Pullverb

To draw apart; to tear; to rend.

‘He hath turned aside my ways, and pulled me in pieces; he hath made me desolate.’;

Pullverb

To gather with the hand, or by drawing toward one; to pluck; as, to pull fruit; to pull flax; to pull a finch.

Pullverb

To move or operate by the motion of drawing towards one; as, to pull a bell; to pull an oar.

Pullverb

To hold back, and so prevent from winning; as, the favorite was pulled.

Pullverb

To take or make, as a proof or impression; - hand presses being worked by pulling a lever.

Pullverb

To strike the ball in a particular manner. See Pull, n., 8.

‘Never pull a straight fast ball to leg.’;

Pullverb

To exert one's self in an act or motion of drawing or hauling; to tug; as, to pull at a rope.

Pullnoun

The act of pulling or drawing with force; an effort to move something by drawing toward one.

‘I awakened with a violent pull upon the ring which was fastened at the top of my box.’;

Pullnoun

A contest; a struggle; as, a wrestling pull.

Pullnoun

A pluck; loss or violence suffered.

‘Two pulls at once;His lady banished, and a limb lopped off.’;

Pullnoun

A knob, handle, or lever, etc., by which anything is pulled; as, a drawer pull; a bell pull.

Pullnoun

The act of rowing; as, a pull on the river.

Pullnoun

The act of drinking; as, to take a pull at the beer, or the mug.

Pullnoun

Something in one's favor in a comparison or a contest; an advantage; means of influencing; as, in weights the favorite had the pull.

Pullnoun

A kind of stroke by which a leg ball is sent to the off side, or an off ball to the side.

‘The pull is not a legitimate stroke, but bad cricket.’;

Pullnoun

the act of pulling; applying force to move something toward or with you;

‘the pull up the hill had him breathing harder’; ‘his strenuous pulling strained his back’;

Pullnoun

the force used in pulling;

‘the pull of the moon’; ‘the pull of the current’;

Pullnoun

special advantage or influence;

‘the chairman's nephew has a lot of pull’;

Pullnoun

a device used for pulling something;

‘he grabbed the pull and opened the drawer’;

Pullnoun

a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments;

‘the wrench to his knee occurred as he fell’; ‘he was sidelined with a hamstring pull’;

Pullnoun

a slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke);

‘he took a puff on his pipe’; ‘he took a drag on his cigarette and expelled the smoke slowly’;

Pullnoun

a sustained effort;

‘it was a long pull but we made it’;

Pullverb

cause to move along the ground by pulling;

‘draw a wagon’; ‘pull a sled’;

Pullverb

direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes;

‘Her good looks attract the stares of many men’; ‘The ad pulled in many potential customers’; ‘This pianist pulls huge crowds’; ‘The store owner was happy that the ad drew in many new customers’;

Pullverb

move into a certain direction;

‘the car pulls to the right’;

Pullverb

apply force so as to cause motion towards the source of the motion;

‘Pull the rope’; ‘Pull the handle towards you’; ‘pull the string gently’; ‘pull the trigger of the gun’; ‘pull your kneees towards your chin’;

Pullverb

perform an act, usually with a negative connotation;

‘perpetrate a crime’; ‘pull a bank robbery’;

Pullverb

bring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover;

‘draw a weapon’; ‘pull out a gun’; ‘The mugger pulled a knife on his victim’;

Pullverb

steer into a certain direction;

‘pull one's horse to a stand’; ‘Pull the car over’;

Pullverb

strain abnormally;

‘I pulled a muscle in my leg when I jumped up’; ‘The athlete pulled a tendon in the competition’;

Pullverb

cause to move in a certain direction by exerting a force upon, either physically or in an abstract sense;

‘A declining dollar pulled down the export figures for the last quarter’;

Pullverb

operate when rowing a boat;

‘pull the oars’;

Pullverb

rein in to keep from winning a race;

‘pull a horse’;

Pullverb

tear or be torn violently;

‘The curtain ripped from top to bottom’; ‘pull the cooked chicken into strips’;

Pullverb

hit in the direction that the player is facing when carrying through the swing;

‘pull the ball’;

Pullverb

strip of feathers;

‘pull a chicken’; ‘pluck the capon’;

Pullverb

draw or pull out, usually with some force or effort; also used in an abstract sense;

‘pull weeds’; ‘extract a bad tooth’; ‘take out a splinter’; ‘extract information from the telegram’;

Pullverb

take sides with; align oneself with; show strong sympathy for;

‘We all rooted for the home team’; ‘I'm pulling for the underdog’; ‘Are you siding with the defender of the title?’;

Pullverb

take away;

‘pull the old soup cans from the supermarket shelf’;

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